Bayerisch Gmain im Berchtesgadener Land

Hiking, relaxing, enjoying nature up close

13,99 km from Salzburg Residence Palace

Bavarian Gmain - "Four Seasons Nature and Hiking Idyllic"

The community is about 100 meters higher than Bad Reichenhall and forms the relaxing "sun terrace" of the Bavarian State Spa. In this year-round holiday resort you are particularly close to nature. Bayerisch Gmain, the "most beautiful spot", offers truly magnificent views between Salzburg, Bad Reichenhall and Königssee - extraordinary perspectives and fascinating panoramas. The landmark of Bavarian Gmain is the Sleeping Witch, an idiosyncratically shaped mountain massif, which is entwined with many legends and legends.

Historically grown

"Muona" was already in the 8th century the first written designation as a rural settlement area of Bayerisch Gmain and Großgmain, the neighbouring community in Austria. It was probably the "supply chamber" for the salt production in the state bath Bad Reichenhall.


Around Bayerisch Gmain there is a wide plateau with hiking possibilities from 550 to 1738 m altitude. Interesting theme trails like the Burgenweg, the Jacobspilgerweg, Maisweg, St. Rupertpilgerweg, or Salzalpensteig invite you to explore. A special attraction is the Alpkurgarten, which is also the starting point for many scenic hiking routes. "Walkers" are welcome in the Gmoana Arena - three Nordic Walking routes of different categories start here.

In addition, curling, beach volleyball, mountaineering, cycling or, in winter, tobogganing on the illuminated natural track, cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing or Nordic fitness, skiing and curling are all on offer. Especially recommendable: Hikes through the enchanting, glittering white winter landscape. Year-round accompanied hiking tours and interesting event programs harmoniously round off the Bavarian Gmains adventure program.

Example: Adventurous maize trail - forest idyll trail

The newly designed themed hiking trail, which even takes young and old hikers in baby carriages to scenic points and idyllic places, offers islands of information and opportunities for the senses to experience.  Along the way you can rest, play, think and relax on fairy thrones, forest loungers and tree benches. One should consciously take time for nature on the way. In addition, you can learn more about Bavarian Gmains vegetation, history, geology, water and salt at information rounds. Each station provides visitors with a brief guide.

"Flirting to Bavarian Gmain"

The electric railcar of the Berchtesgadener Land Bahn with the beautiful name "Flirt" takes guests directly to the hiking area (free with Staatsbad guest card!).

Natural diversity Bad Reichenhall & Bayerisch Gmain

With the Predigtstuhlbahn you can get to Bad Reichenhall "on the roof": The gondola takes you up to refreshing mountain heights. The plateau can be explored on circular trails in about an hour. In addition to a wide range of hiking options from demanding to leisurely, young and young-at-heart trend sports such as white-water rafting on the Saalach, diving in Lake Thumsee, climbing in the high ropes course, paragliding or in winter, for example, snowshoe hiking, are on offer.

Sustainable holidays in Bayerisch Gmain and Bad Reichenhall in harmony with nature - take a deep breath in the alpine climate of Bad Reichenhall.

Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH
Geschäftsstelle Bad Reichenhall

Wittelsbacher Str. 15
83435 Bad Reichenhall

T.: +49 8651 71511-0
F.: +49 8651 71511-99

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